Centro Cultural de Washington County and the City of Hillsboro proudly announce that the El Grito Community Festival Virtual Event Center is now live! The Event Center features family activities and history, and will be available online through October 15.
In past years we’ve gathered 10,000 plus participants at Shute Park to celebrate Mexico’s Day of Independence with live music and entertainment, Latinx cuisine and art activities. Although this year’s activities look different, our goal remains the same: to celebrate and educate our community about Latinx heritage and culture as we commemorate Mexico’s Day of Independence with the launch of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
The commemorative month recognizes and honors the enduring contributions of Latinx Americans to the U.S. and celebrates the many heritages and cultures of Americans from or with ancestors from Mexico, the Caribbean, Spain and Central and South America. Since its inception in 1988, National Hispanic Heritage Month commences on September 15th and runs through October 15th. Latin American countries like Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico and Chile also celebrate their Independence Day from Spain.
Please take some time to peruse this website, filled with resources and information pulled together by Centro Cultural, the City of Hillsboro’s valued and longtime community partner.Centro Cultural is Oregon’s oldest Latino non-profit. Founded in 1972, our legacy is built on community leadership and Latino heritage. Today our mission promotes personal growth and empowerment for Washington County communities of color and low-income families.
This announcement was originally shared by the City of Hillsboro.